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I had 5th Metatarsal fracture, about 2 years ago and I was in typical plaster of paris for 5 weeks. I belong to a south asian country and medical system is totally different there. For those 5 weeks, I stayed at home and wasn't allowed to walk, so I have no practice on crutches. Now, 2 weeks ago, I had again 5th metatarsal fracture, just by falling over while I was going on a trip, so, I am in the cast again. I live in Italy now, and the crutches suck(also because it's a hilly area). I started using a walking stand but hopping on one foot for 20, 25 feet is really tiring for my healthy leg. Also, I have stairs and uphill area right outside my place. Going to work through public transport is again a havoc because that bus is high. I am using a wheel chair to move in work place but people are like, 'why don't you do crutches for long distance(50 something feet) without sitting? it's not hard'...I think right now, no one is understanding me..only I know how painful and tired my healthy leg gets, hopping on it. People, over here, think that getting a lower leg cast and moving with it is not hard I have started to become really depressed by this behaviour and also by my dependence on others. My bf is helping me as much as he can but I have become really sensitive and I feel like I am making him tired. I don't want to stress him. He says that it's just a thing of practice(using crutches or walking stand) and that he doesn't understand why is it tiring for me. I don't know what to do!!
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